May 22, 2013


Mouse Castle to Cusop Dingle, Hay-on-Wye

We are at the Hay Festival for the next couple of weeks so we thought we would share the fun with a couple of walks in and around Hay-on-Wye for our regular Wednesday walks on the blog.

The Literary Festival which runs from 23 May – 2 June includes some guided walks and also some foraging walks, but if you would like to explore the area more, there is also a  Hay Walking Festival which takes place from 10 – 14 October 2013.

This walk has been supplied by the team at the Hay Walking Festival

This walk takes you into town, passing Hay castle and then down to Lion street where you pick up a path across fields to join a short stretch of the the long distance Wye Valley walk. After a couple fields you leave this path turning right onto an old track through a fine avenue of old estate trees, reaching the B4352. Crossing the road , the path goes straight up into Mouse Castle Woods, a lovely ancient woodland , with fine views back down into Hay. The route proceeds using tracks and field paths to Cusop, returning to Hay via Cusop Dingle, then returning back to the festival site via a network of footpaths.

We’ve imported the co-ordinates and route for this walk into OS getamap and you can print or download the walk to your OS MapFinder app or GPS device.  Alternatively, it’s on OL13 in our online mapshop